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Hey, I was told a few months ago that my bushing on my transmission is rusty and that to replace it would cost around $1700.00. I am not having any transmission problems and no noises. The car place said they would expect noises to come soon. What does this mean?

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Dear T, I need lots more information. Year, make and model of vehicle. Does your vehicle have any symptoms of problems?

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear T, The Subaru has what they call a "pitching stopper", which I believe is aluminum, and a rubber mount on a cross member. I would guess that the cross member is the "bushing" that they're talking about. The cost is high because they may have to raise the engine/transmission to replace it. I'm sure you're mostly paying for labor, although the part may be costly as well. You can always shop around and find out what it would cost you to do the work someplace else. The problems that will happen when the mount needs to be replaced is that you could feel excessive vibration or hear noises from the transmission clunking on the mount. You could wait until this happens, but it would probably be best to have it repaired now so that you don't cause damage to the transmission. Good luck. Lori Johnson

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